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The Dhammapada commentary, translated by E.W. Burlingame, is a collection of stories, that introduce, contextualise and explain the verses of the Dhammapada. They offer the reader a reference as to the situation, the people involved, and the purpose for why the Buddha uttered each stanza of the Dhammapada. Volume 1 includes an overview of the Buddha's life and stories that reflect verses from the 1st and 2nd chapters of the Dhammapada.